Are You Pumped For a Pump Track in Yakima?
Tuesday, June 22 is the day you'll have a chance to tell city officials what you think about a proposed Randall Park South Pump Track. The community feedback session is set to happen at the park starting at 6:30 p.m. City officials say the proposed bike track would be open to everyone from all experience levels and would be a first of its kind in Yakima or Central Washington.
A press release from the city says pump tracks typically feature a circuit of rollers and banked turns. They're designed to be ridden completely by “pumping,” generating momentum by up and down body movements, instead of pedaling or pushing.
Yakima Parks and Recreation Manager Ken Wilkinson says “we want to hear the community’s input about a location and design for the proposed pump track."
A city press release says "If approved by the Yakima City Council, the Randall Park South Pump Track would be just the latest in a series of community partnerships with Yakima Parks and Recreation. Recent examples include improvements to Martin Luther King Jr. Park, planned upgrades at Miller Park, pickle ball courts at Franklin Park and the Randall Park dog park.
The feedback session on June 22 will be moved to the Harman Center if it rains. A bicycle bunny hop competition will be held immediately after the June 22nd feedback session, with the winner receiving a $100 prize."
The feedback session will be hosted by Yakima Parks and Recreation in partnership with Single Track Alliance of Yakima (STAY), American Ramp Company, Progressive Bike Ramps and Velo solutions.